Prior to getting registered in our used vehicle inventory, all cars are required to clear a highly detailed, multi-point car inspection checklist of all auto systems, both major and minor. An inspection checklist includes many specific items and criteria which can vary from one dealer to another. This makes certain each used car is in acceptable condition. Many, if not all, items may typically be put into three main categories: service, electronic, and mechanical. Familiarize yourself with all that’s needed for a pre-owned vehicle inspection.
From DSG transmissions to the brakes, modern mechanical car parts dominate every aspect of modern vehicles and it’s vital that they’re properly operating to stay safe and avoid accidents. A comprehensive inspection should inspect these items and many others such as engine parts, CVT transmissions, 2WD or 4WD systems, the battery, the exhaust system, and cooling systems (hoses and the radiator). If the car is either a hybrid or an EV, the drive battery should only be inspected and serviced by a professional.
More than ever, the heart of modern cars have complex electronics like emissions computers, gauge clusters, touchscreens, navigation systems, and safety cameras. So it is crucial that they receive and pass the same meticulous tests as the other components. A rigorous inspection of the electronics includes all emergency, internal, and external lighting, as well as digital displays and driving lights. Most important, however, are the proper functions of any onboard computer systems and any other electronically controlled systems, such as the ignition, engine performance settings, anti-lock braking systems, blind spot detection, and mobile phone integration.
A comprehensive vehicle inspection can expose any current problems, but it may not identify issues that happened in the past. To fully comprehend the actual status of your car we partner with vehicle history companies such as AutoCheck or CarFax. These vehicle history services will typically highlight information like previous accidents, warranty service, mileage inconsistencies, oil changes, and title problems. Realizing the full history of the car, truck, or SUV you are ready to purchase allows you to make the best decision possible.
Shop with confidence at Gillman Honda Fort Bend. All of our pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans are rigorously inspected before they ever reach our lot, so you can know you’re getting a quality car or truck. That’s the Team Gillman Promise. We buy, sell, and trade all makes and models. Visit us today online or in-person at our Rosenberg area Honda showroom. We look forward to your visit!